There are two rubrics included in this product. One rubric is a tool for student's to use to assess their own writing in their writing notebooks. It focuses on the quality of their notebook entries. The skills that are included in the rubric are content, elaboration, structure, conventions, and length of entries. It is written in kid-friendly language and gives a detailed explanation of what's expected for each skill. The teacher copy is a duplicate of the student copy but the language is geared towards the teacher assessing the student. I use this every few months to keep on top of the quality of my students' notebook entries. It also holds them accountable for their own writing notebook work. I have also used this as an assessment piece to share with parents at conferences. It is a wonderful tool! It is in Word format so feel free to change it to meet your specific needs. Enjoy! *I am new to the site and, if you like this, I'd love your feedback and ratings! Please post them! Thank you!